Ch 6: Continuous Probability Distributions

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Continuous Probability Distributions - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Continue your study of probability distributions with this chapter on continuous random variables and normal distribution. Through a series of short, engaging video lessons, our instructor shows you how these concepts and their graphs can be used to calculate area and estimate population percentages, among other applications. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

• Find expected values of continuous probability distributions
• Use the normal distribution to find probabilities
• Determine the z-score of a normal distribution

Video Objectives
Graphing Probability Distributions Associated with Random Variables Demonstrate steps for plotting a random variable's probability distribution.
Finding & Interpreting the Expected Value of a Continuous Random Variable Outline methods for using probability distributions to find a continuous random variable's expected values.
Developing Continuous Probability Distributions Theoretically & Finding Expected Values Learn how to find expected values of a continuous random variable using theoretical probability distributions.
Probabilities as Areas of Geometric Regions: Definition & Examples Demonstrate how probabilities can be used to calculate area.
Normal Distribution: Definition, Properties, Characteristics & Example Illustrate the properties and characteristics of normal distributions.
Finding Z-Scores: Definition & Examples Outline the steps taken to identify the relationship between an individual score and a group's mean score.
Estimating Areas Under the Normal Curve Using Z-Scores Use z-scores to estimate the areas under a normal curve.
Estimating Population Percentages from Normal Distributions: The Empirical Rule & Examples Describe the process of estimating percentages using normal distributions and the empirical rule.
Using the Normal Distribution: Practice Problems Complete a series of sample problems to practice finding probabilities using the normal distribution.
Using Normal Distribution to Approximate Binomial Probabilities Demonstrate how to approximate binomial probabilities using the normal distribution.
How to Apply Continuous Probability Concepts to Problem Solving Learn how to solve problems using continuous probability concepts.

11 Lessons in Chapter 6: Continuous Probability Distributions
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Chapter Practice Exam
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